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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Fruit Beer
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A belgian ale with "Volpedo Peaches" (well-known peaches from the town of Volpedo, near Montegioco) added during fermentation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Rating 3100, bottle and served in my Duval snifter: Despite setting well over a my month this bottle still shows a hazy golden hue with a fading white foamy head that left okay lace upon the glassware.

The aroma has a loving note of ripen peach over a layer of biscuity malt and light yeast funk. Some lemon zest, wildflower and cheese vapours as well. The taste is not as fruity a I would have figured, light tartness upon soft sublime layers of wet hay and fresh dough. The midsection has the yeasty and wheaty depth of palate. The finish is a tad medicinal but also has some complex woody (shall I say tannic) character. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing, very drinkable for a 7% ABV beer.

I honestly liked this so much more than I thought would be the case and it is newsworthy because I am not a fan of peach beers. (I have no idea what the f**k you people want)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Quite light, milky, very pale yellow. Sort of a peach taffy smell, bit different. Lightly sweet, some subtle tartness, zesty, candy? Interesting mix of flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottled. Beer is cloudy, dark golden straw. The head is average-sized, white, frothy/creamy. Diminishes slowly and mostly lasts.<P>The aroma is malty with light notes of cracker, toasted grain; Hoppy with moderate lemon zest, resinous pine; Light yeast note of basement, trace of band-aid; Light peppery note, trace of alcohol.<P>The flavor is moderately acidic, lightly bitter, lightly/moderately sweet with a short, lightly bitter, trace acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7034) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of dried pineapple, lemon zest, apple skin, and band-aid. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Wild yeast character makes it somewhat fun in the nose, but this is pretty uninteresting overall. Not much peach character, just a vague tart fruitiness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

opaque yellow, wispy white head, light sweet and tart fruity aroma with a funky edge and a bit of pepppery spicyness, light fruity flavor, touch of lemony tartness, long bitter finish, so balanced that there is not much character,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle. Deep hazy blonde in color with a nice white head. Barnyard funky sour aroma. Peach notes. Fruity apricot, peach and yeasty flavor. Coriander fruity notes. Lots of peach flavors here. Sour. Finish is tart and sour peaches. Very nice beer. Very drinkable. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (17492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 2008-05-30, blind tasting at Yespr’s, 6-2-4-2-10=24
Cloudy blond color. Strong aroma of yellow fruits, mango peach and plums; vanilla perfume. Slim body, soapy flavor. The final is not very interesting.

20087-07-22, draught at Bi-Du Beer Fest, 7.5% ABV, 7-4-5-2-12=30
With Volpedo peach.

Cloudy blond color. Fruity aroma: dry apricots and medlar (nespole). Soft mouthfeel, some sweetness, but without any special flavor; too ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Cloudy, orange with light beige streaks. Very foamy, rocky and slowly diminishing head. Visible proteins. The aroma is awkward, first presenting notes of lightly tart peaches and moderately tart and spicy yeast. Alcohol is next, followed by sweet malts, sugars, soap and rotting apple cider. The flavor is strange too. Heavy, brutish acidity runs across the palate like an egg slicer, cutting through medium sweetness and straight into the tastebuds and cheeks, like a fruit based tannic assault. Peach flavor is very mild, uninteresting. Finishes sweet, lightly fruity, with lingering acidity and angry yeast. The mouthfeel is very lively and unorthodox, biting and soothing, swaying back and forth. Strange. This tastes like an experiment gone awry that was bottled anyway.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle from State Line. The pour was turbid canary with 2-finger white head. Aroma was great, a mix of spicy funk notes, hopcitrus, plus a lovely medley of peach, strawberry, blueberry, red raspberry, and florals. The aroma was like a fruity saison, which led to a huge peach and berry flavor that I wasn’t expecting. The flavor also had spicy floral and hopcitrus notes, but the peach/apricot/strawberry/blueberry/red raspberry medley won me over. Toward the end, it was like drinking a slightly funky, hoppy fruit salad. Nice complexity and a great deal going on in this one, one of the better fruit beers I have yet quaffed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Sampled May 2007
What an interesting bottle, it is shaped like a Belgian 750ml, except that it actually has a bottle cap on it. The bottle cap is fantastically intriguing as well; it has a plastic, cork-mimicing insert attached to it. As I pour this I get soft fruity notes reminiscent of peaches and apples. The beer is quite hazy, with an orange gold color. It is topped by an initially one-finger thick, off-white colored head that is somewhat creamy in consistency. Really smells like a mostly dry, peach accented hard cider.

This has a medium carbonation to it and with the light body has quite a small impact on the palate. Pretty dry tasting, but that does not stop it from having quite a bit of aromatic tasting fruitiness to it. Peach is certainly noticeable, but there are still notes reminiscent of cider, and the peach notes lean heavily towards to apricot. This hides the alcohol quite well, I would have guessed this was much lower than it is. There is a touch of thin malt here, but it is quite well hidden. The is also a touch of spiciness in the finish somewhat reminiscent of soft ginger.

I was surprised how much peach flavor was in this brew. They must have packed in a ton of peaches to get that flavor and I have a feeling this is what washed out the beer flavors. At $20 a bottle, this is one of the more expensive beers out there.


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